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Hindu academic. Dhaarmic. Proud of my Kannada-Tamizh-Sanskrit heritage. Vegan. Don't add me to any DM groups.
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Jan 3 4 tweets 1 min read
The reason why Congress was so much better in 1950s and 1960s was because they had a large number of idealist freedom fighters in their ranks, even if their leaders were scum. The reason why BJP-RSS is horrible is because it is full of self-seekers and mercenaries. No one cares! Sanghis are even worse. They are so completely brainwashed by their organisation that there is no chance of turning them into Hindus. Do this experiment. Go to a shakha. Praise Golwalkar/Savarkar first. Then abuse Raama/Krishna/Hindu Gods in unprintable terms. No one will object.
Nov 29, 2022 22 tweets 5 min read
1) Here is a claim that Persians folded ~2.5 years after Muslim conquest of Persia. With no assertion it this is an exhaustive set of revolts against the Islamists by Zoroastrians, let us examine this claim.

By 660, the Arab conquest of Persia was over. 2) On a side note, before we actually examine Zoroastrian resistance, Muhammad saw Byzantine-Sassanid war and was greatly displeased with Sassanid victories in the initial stages, since it was infidel victory against people of the book. So, Islam was very hostile to Zoroastrians.
Oct 15, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
To know just how fatally flawed the wooing of the Pasmanda concept is, one just needs to see how every massive atrocity on Hindus since the 20th century has been perpetrated, not by the Ashraf, but by the Pasmanda. Every single one! And BJP thinks they can be wooed away! 1) Atrocities on the Hindus of East Bengal [1905-1907]
2) South Punjab atrocities on Hindus [1915-1917]
3) Moplah atrocities [1921-23]
4) Various Bengal atrocities in 1920-1940s
5) Atrocities in Kashmir in 1930s
6) Partition atrocities

This is just an incomplete list.
Sep 15, 2022 11 tweets 3 min read
1) The question is a serious one, even if it was asked aggressively. So it warrants a serious answer, regardless of the questioner's intent. I am going to list the methods that I know of to find the total number of Christians. Important point-none of the methods are fool-proof. 2) First method-Look at burial data. Christians and Muslims bury their dead, while the others burn the dead. By looking at the number of recorded burials in a district, subtracting Muslim deaths using 60+ age census data one can guess the number of Christians in the district.
Aug 10, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
1) It is sad, but @BSBommai has not only not been able to do much about the killings [which was expected], but has shown himself to be completely ineffective in dealing with Modi and Shah. The ugly scenes of police beating protesting Hindus will haunt him in the coming months. 2) If @BSBommai had refused to play ball with the Modi-Shah dictates not to do anything about PFI, he would have emerged as a hero who would stand up for Karnataka. He can still simply ban PFI in Karnataka and write a letter to Modi to ban PFI everywhere else in India too.
Jun 3, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
1) For 1000 years, we fought Islamists - from the arrival of Muhammad bin Qasim, to the fall of Tipu Sultan. Less than 16% of Greater India had converted [including eastern Afghanistan here] to Islam. In 200 years, Muslim population of the subcontinent has risen to 33%. 2) In short, when we were fighting the Islamists, we suffered far less damage than during peace. Peace is where the RoP grows - because we are lulled into a false sense of complacency. Low level Jihad is what they excel at, not actual warfare against soldiers.
Apr 18, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
All this hand-wringing about XYZ political parties being responsible for stone-throwing at yatras is ridiculous. In the 1800s, Muslims were throwing stones at Hindu, Parsi, Jain and Sikh yatras whenever it approached `their areas'. All this is neither new, nor political. This escalated massively in the 1905-1947 period, when communal riots were a dime a dozen. Coming to the post-independence period, riots were extremely common. Stone-throwing at yatras was par for the course in every town [even tier 2 and tier 3 towns] in the 1970s and 1980s.
Mar 4, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
I am noticing that western media is going wild with Ukrainean-ised names for all cities of Novorossiya-Kharkiv for Kharkov, Chernihiv for Chernigov, etc. I haven't seen this kind of hysteria since `First Iraq, then Chirac' days, when they wanted to say goodbye to French fries ... Here is something that western media won't tell you. The current Ukraine was only meant as an administrative unit in the old USSR. It was never meant to be a country and is a completely artificial entity. It cannot exist because the Ukrainean Nazis are intolerable for rest.
Jan 25, 2022 4 tweets 3 min read
There is holocaust level of profiling of Hindu professors already begun in California, and will spread everywhere in the west within the next decade.

I wonder when the concentration camps will be opened for Hindus, though ..... I think @DharRenuka @AshimaWrites @jytkoul and other KPs will recognise the signs of the coming dissolution of Hindus in the west. The signs were similar in Kashmir and they had been visible for at least 5 years before the disaster struck ....
Jan 24, 2022 4 tweets 4 min read
@TweetinderKaul @nayanikaaa @sarkar_swati Here is an example of how *ordinary* soldiers were forced to work in France for the damage they caused.… @TweetinderKaul @nayanikaaa @sarkar_swati Here is something more succinct - use of *ordinary* German soldiers as slave labour to rebuild the damage they caused.…
Jan 16, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
1) Sanskrit and Kannada have grown together in Karnataka since a millenium and half, at least. Just take any piece of Kannada literature - Sanskrit words in it will abound. Sanskrit enriched Kannada language and vice versa. Growth of one was never at the expense of the other. 2) Any Kannada activist opposing Sanskrit is being absolutely opposed to Kannada itself. The two are so commingled that it is impossible to remove Sanskrit from Kannada, nor is it desirable to do so.

Of course, many Kannada activists here couldn't read Kannada well either.
Dec 18, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Shiv Sena was one of the biggest set of lumpen elements from its inception. I am not surprised that they have gone back to their old tactics. Shiv Sena evolved in 1960s to beat up south Indians and Gujaratis in Mumbai. This was how Thackeray rose to power and built up goondas. Shiv Sena taking up a Hindu avatar only came much much later - in the 1980s. Seeing south Indians [especially Tulu folk, from the coast] fleeing back to Karnataka after their hotels were vandalised and burnt by Shiv Sena was the norm. Sena was always an extortion mafia.
Oct 6, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
@sarkar_swati When Lakshmayya and Ganapathi brought the news of Japan's surrender to the Allies, Bose remained unperturbed. He said, `Well, don’t you see we are the only people who have not surrendered?' p. 52, SA Ayer, `Unto him a witness' @sarkar_swati `It was characteristic of Bose that when a comrade was down he drew closer to him, and when a cause was defeated he fought all the harder for it. That was his finest quality when displayed on the highest levels.' p. 356, Ba Maw, `Breakthrough in Burma'
Aug 23, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
The important thing is - Panchatantra, like Manusmriti, is a duty based narrative. In ancient India, everything revolved around duty. Failing to perform that duty was a terrible stain. There is no rights based narrative at all in ancient India. While speaking of the king and the royal employees, the focus is on the duties of both. A king who fails his duty towards his employees is held in extreme contempt, just as an employee who fails his duty to the king is. The culture is focussed on `honour and shame', not rights.
Aug 21, 2021 6 tweets 6 min read
@sidragh1 @WomanHindu @SeenuMohapatra Yes, I am not surprised. Sanghis are notoriously averse to facts. Your organisation prides itself on building `character'. Let us see the kind of character it has built.

Here is ABVP burning Manusmriti. Fantastic character, no?… @sidragh1 @WomanHindu @SeenuMohapatra Here is your Sanghi friend kicking out his wedded wife to run off with another woman. Fantastic character, no?
Jul 30, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
It is funny how many languages one can easily learn once one knows Sanskrit. I am looking at Kawi [old Javanese - most should guess where the word Kawi comes from] and funnily enough, without knowing a word of Javanese, I can read around 33% of the words in this language .... Even more amusingly, many of the sentences contain praise of Ganga-ma or Maharishi Ved Vyaasa. Old Javanese seem to have had a great deal of fondness for Ganga-ma. Her water, even for the old Javanese, was holy and purifying.
Jul 10, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Here is something that BJP minions won't tell you. Their `leaders' in Kerala, Bengal, and [united] Andhra Pradesh are extremely toxic, unelectable folks, who put on saffron three days before elections and expect votes. They put in zero effort, have no connect to the electorate and often cannot even speak tolerably in the local language. They run extremely nasty campaigns that have no basis in reality. Their campaigns would only work in their shakhas. Just like JNU nitwits losing even Left strongholds of Bengal, these nitwits lose even BJP strongholds.
Jun 28, 2021 25 tweets 5 min read
1) A little thread on the history of why BJP is strong in various places and why it is weak in others.

By the middle of the 1960s, the Congress domination was wavering, and non-Congress parties were beginning to see that if they could unite, they could defeat the Congress. 2) However, in different states, different parties were powerful. In Rajasthan, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and [united] Madhya Pradesh, chief opposition was BJS, in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, around various socialists, in Punjab around Akalis, in Bengal and Kerala, Communists.
Jun 8, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
In 1929, there were massive floods in Srinagar. The river bund was in danger of being breached. When the information was received, Maharaja Hari Singh was among the first to arrive on the scene and his presence encouraged his troops to superhuman efforts to save the city. Troops had to work on scanty materials, around the clock, and had to contend with darkness and incessant rain. But nothing could encourage them more than the presence of the Maharaja, who stood with them, sharing their joys and sorrows, directing the effort to save the city.
Jun 7, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
Funnily, DD news is still one of the best ways to get one's ear used to state languages. If you are learning Kannada/Telugu/Tamizh/Malayalam/Hindi/Bangla/Asomiya, the best way is to listen to DD news. Not only is the accent good, the language is standard and grammar correct. Further, except Tamizh, DD uses the Sanskritised forms [means there is a good amount of commonality of vocabulary across different Indian languages], which is a good initiation. The few words you cannot get, you can look up in a dictionary afterwards. This will get your `ear in.'
Jun 1, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Church and jihadis have millenia of experience oppressing others, converting others, driving them out and at worst, killing them. Their machinery has been copied by every oppressive regime-communist, fascist and woke. Nothing is new there, nor do they have to invent anything. People who are wondering where Woke oppression and cancel culture are coming from just need to study the church. So, BTW, is violence in the name of holy woke causes [of which BLM is just one]. `Pious' preachers routinely led mobs to roast heretics and infidels, laws be damned.